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Marvin Jones | Wide Receiver

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
College: California
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Marvin Jones (ankle) is expected to practice this week.
Jones tweaked his ankle at a post-OTA passing camp arranged by Andy Dalton. Although he's on the active/NFI list for now, it's not a real concern. Jul 21 - 9:36 PM

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Bengals placed WR Marvin Jones (ankle), CB Onterio McCalebb (knee) and QB AJ McCarron (shoulder) on the active/NFI list.

None of the injuries are considered serious, though McCarron's throwing shoulder was reportedly a minor issue in the run up to the draft. Jones will likely be activated within the week. It's not a concern for his fantasy draft status.
Jul 21 - 3:57 PM

The Cincinnati Enquirer believes Marvin Jones could be in for a "massive spike in production."

Yes, the Bengals are implementing a run-centric scheme under new OC Hue Jackson. But there's still room for Jones' production to jump because he played on just 48.0 percent of the snaps last season en route to a 51-712-10 line. This year, he's expected to push for at least 80 percent of the snaps as Mohamed Sanu has been turned into a strict slot receiver. Jones' 11th-round ADP is appetizing.
Jul 16 - 9:41 AM

New OC Hue Jackson mentioned Marvin Jones second behind A.J. Green when discussing the Bengals' 2014 wide receiver corps.

It's an indication Jackson sees Jones as the No. 2 to Green's No. 1 after old OC Jay Gruden head-scratchingly insisted on giving Mohamed Sanu snaps at Jones' expense. "I want A.J. and Marvin and that receiver group to play uncommon football like you’ve never seen," said Jackson. "Marvin Jones came on like gangbusters and he’s got to go chase A.J. Why not knock A.J. off the pedestal?"
May 23 - 2:37 PM

Marvin Jones projects as the Bengals' No. 2 receiver this season.

Under Jay Gruden's rotational tactics, Jones shared snaps with underwhelming Mohamed Sanu far too often last season. He still ripped off a 51-712-10 line while flashing explosive downfield playmaking ability. New offensive coordinator Hue Jackson figures to lean toward the run game more, but he's also a savvy talent evaluator. Jones is a good bet to push for an every-down role.
Mar 31 - 12:33 PM

Marvin Jones played on 63-of-81 snaps (77.7 percent) in the Wild Card loss to the Chargers.

It speaks volumes that in the biggest game of the year, Jones set a season-high for percentage of snaps played. We saw it coming as over the final quarter of the year, the Bengals coaches finally recognized him as a superior playmaker to Mohamed Sanu. During the final four games, he played on 211-of-306 snaps (68.9 percent) and posted 24 catches for 324 yards with two touchdowns. With this kind of usage and Jones' explosive skill set, he'll take a major up arrow into 2014.
Jan 8 - 9:28 AM

Marvin Jones caught eight balls for 130 yards in the Bengals' Wild Card round loss to San Diego.

Jones turned in a second-quarter big play, Willie Maysing an Andy Dalton bomb deep down the left sideline for a 49-yard connection in Richard Marshall's coverage. Jones had a game-high 130 yards, seeing his playoff snaps rise after he was underutilized all regular season. Perhaps it's a sign of things to come. Jones is clearly a superior option to 2013 rotational partner Mohamed Sanu, both as a receiver and blocker. Turning 24 in March, Jones could flirt with WR2 value in 2014 with an expanded role. He is a valuable Dynasty league commodity.
Jan 5 - 4:27 PM

Marvin Jones caught five passes for 61 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' Week 17 win over the Ravens.

Jones continued to run as the clear-cut No. 2 receiver opposite A.J. Green and drew seven targets compared to Mohamed Sanu's two. On his 16-yard touchdown catch, Jones beat Lardarius Webb up the middle of the field and leaped to make a one-handed catch in the end zone. His sophomore season ends with 51 catches for 712 yards and ten touchdowns. Jones should continue to serve as the No. 2 receiver and second or third option in the passing game throughout the playoffs.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 08:14:00 PM

Marvin Jones played on 55-of-83 snaps (66.2 percent) in Sunday's win over the Vikings.

Even though the Bengals were up 28-7 at halftime, Jones' snap count remained relatively high. It's a great sign for his expected value in Week 17 and into 2014. Note that over the last two weeks, Jones is playing on 68.8 percent of the snaps while in the three weeks before that, he was at 38.6. He hasn't completely put his foot on the throat of Mohamed Sanu, but the coaches are clearly seeing his playmaking ability. Jones has nine touchdowns on just 46 catches this season.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 08:48:00 AM

Marvin Jones racked up six catches for 85 yards in the Bengals' Week 16 win over the Vikings.

He added two rushing attempts for six yards. We'd like to see Jones play in a full-time role -- he's easily a better option than Mohamed Sanu -- but Bengals OC Jay Gruden doesn't seem to have any interest in that. The playoff-bound Bengals close out their 2013 regular season against the Ravens in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 04:54:00 PM

Marvin Jones played on a season-high 71.8 percent of the snaps in the Week 15 loss to the Steelers.

Jones' snap count was buoyed by game flow as the Bengals fell behind 21-0 in the first quarter and were subsequently in catch-up mode all night. Still, the usage is an encouraging sign that the coaches see the playmaking second-year man as a priority when they need points quickly. Jones, who has a touchdown in two straight games, has dream matchup at home against the Vikings' No. 30 pass defense. Few WR4s will have more upside.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 08:18:00 AM

Marvin Jones had five catches for 48 yards and one touchdown in Sunday night's Week 15 loss to the Steelers.

Jones finished behind only A.J. Green with nine targets and scored on a wide open 13-yard pass from Andy Dalton on a fourth-and-five play late in the game. He made a number of athletic plays, including a nine-yard catch where he reversed the field in the third quarter. Jones has managed touchdowns in back-to-back weeks, but will remain just a WR4 in Week 16 against the Vikings.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 01:03:00 AM

Marvin Jones (shoulder) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

We don't have many details on Jones' injury, but it doesn't appear to be a concern for his Week 15 status. Jones will be a touchdown-dependent WR4 against the Steelers.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 03:58:00 PM

Marvin Jones (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Jones originally hurt his shoulder in Week 7. He hasn't been on the injury report for the better part of a month, so it's possible he suffered a setback last week. Jones is nothing more than a WR5 for fantasy purposes.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 04:13:00 PM

Marvin Jones caught three passes for 60 yards and one touchdown in Week 14 against the Colts.

Jones drew four targets in the passing game. It was his best game since his four-touchdown Week 8 against the Jets. Jones' big play was a 29-yard, diving touchdown in the first quarter to kick off the scoring in this one. He ran right by Vontae Davis and laid out for a beautifully thrown Andy Dalton pass. Jones isn't anything more than a boom-or-bust WR5 in fantasy.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 06:56:00 PM

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Skill Players
QB1Andy Dalton
2Jason Campbell
3A.J. McCarron
4Matt Scott
RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
3BenJarvus Green-Ellis
4Cedric Peerman
5Rex Burkhead
GLB1Jeremy Hill
2BenJarvus Green-Ellis
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
FB1Orson Charles
2Ryan Hewitt
3Nikita Whitlock
WR11A.J. Green
2Mohamed Sanu
3Ryan Whalen
4James Wright
5Jasper Collins
WR21Marvin Jones
2Dane Sanzenbacher
3Brandon Tate
4Cobi Hamilton
5Colin Lockett
WR31Mohamed Sanu
TE1Jermaine Gresham
2Tyler Eifert
3Alex Smith
4Kevin Brock
K1Mike Nugent
2Quinn Sharp